A small Leslie Mann commemorative cloth piece
- A small Leslie Mann commemorative cloth piece
A small cloth commemorative piece on Leslie Mann when he was in the Boston Braves. The piece of cloth is 5 1/4" x 5 1/4". It has a box border of blue, white and brown. In each corner of the box is a different item,: baseball, glove, ball, and what could be a catchers mask. Mann is in the center with two flags on either side. Ones says Boston and the other says NL.
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
- Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
International Young Men's Christian Association College
Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae
Springfield College--Athletic Hall of Fame
Boston Braves (Baseball team)
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Mann graduated from the International YMCA College, now Springfield College, in 1925. He planned to graduate with the class of 1914, however he took classes part time for several years so that he could play professional baseball. He played professionally for 19 years with Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and New York. At Springfield, he was the first freshman to make the varsity football team and was nominated for All-American honors, playing as a halfback on the field. Les Mann was the varsity baseball and basketball coach at Springfield in the mid-twenties. He later formed the first baseball school in the nation, and directed the first U.S. All-American baseball team in 1935. He was inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame on November 4, 1972.